77.The Corcyraeans, being in great tumult and fear both of the seditious within and of the invasion without, made ready threescore galleys, and still as any of them were manned sent them out against the enemy;whereas the Athenians had advised them to give leave to them to go forth first and then the Corcyraeans to follow after with the whole fleet together.
When their galleys came forth thus thin, two of them presently turned to the enemy;and in others they that were aboard were together by the ears amongst themselves, and nothing was done in due order.
The Peloponnesians, seeing their confusion, opposed themselves to the Corcyraeans with twenty galleys only;the rest they set in array against the twelve galleys of Athens, whereof the Salaminia and the Paralus were two.
The English works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. Thucydides. Thomas Hobbes. translator. London. Bohn. 1843.
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